Army seeks MQ-1C SIGINT payload

On October 7, the U.S. Army posted a Request for Information (RFI) for Tactical SIGINT Payload (TSP) for the MQ-1C, Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). Responses are due no later than 4:00 p.m. Eastern on October 23.


The purpose of the Market Survey is to update potential sources for the support of the Tactical SIGINT Payload (TSP) for the MQ-1C, Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) which will have the capability to provide immediate support to multiple deployed theaters.

Interested vendors shall provide a technical and management approach to meet the requirements and be able to demonstrate the ability to provide support immediately for the ongoing requirements for existing and future fielded systems. The source shall furnish all necessary labor, materials, supplies, equipment, and services to perform depot level sustainment and forward repair support.


Requirements to support the TSP system shall include: engineering and logistics support services for forward operational missions and to sustain TSP systems; technical services to support TSP integration and testing on the Extended Range Gray Eagle aircraft; produce and deliver security compliant software and implement fault resolution of the existing software baseline; and engineering services for the development and implementation of additional capabilities (i.e., exploit new signals of interest, etc.) to enable the TSP system to remain relevant against emerging threats.


The TSP system improves the situational awareness of the supported Commander. The system provides the supported unit with a comprehensive picture of electronic emitter within the operating environment and the ability to detect, identify, locate and copy emitters, including targets. The TSP consists of a SIGINT system in an airborne pod controlled via an Operational-Intelligence Ground Workstation (OGS) or via a surrogate Ground Workstation (GWS). The OGS/GWS provides warfighter machine interface (WMI) for payload command and control, displays data to the operator, and interfaces to external networks for external consumption.


Full information is available here.


Source: SAM